Audi under cover: the top secret Group S prototype

Audi under cover: the top secret Group S prototype

Audi under cover: the top secret Group S prototype

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Audi junior to cover: the
top secret Group S prototype

There’s no suspect that Audi’s quattro technology changed the mien of rallying in the 1980s, however the brand also struggled to put an end to ahead despite the advantages on loose surfaces. Mid-machine rivals such as the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 and Lancia’s Delta S4 were a grave threat; the problem with the quattro technology was that the five-cylinder up-face engines were a lot more susceptible to understeer than the mid-mounted engines of the meet. But Audi had a little something extra up their sleeves.

Developed in settled secret, and kept even from the top Audi bosses, the Audi Band S Prototype offered a mind-boggling 1000bhp from its mid-mounted motor and promised to knock the competition out of the park. The unbroken thing was so secretive that the engineers flush with moved the project from Ingolstadt to a expertise in Desna in the Czech Republic. The prototypes were shipped in anonymous containers and testing was uniform with moved to public roads for one drive because photographers had heard back the pre-booked track.

Walter Röhrl, the driver on the procedure test, was, not surprisingly, stopped by the police, and he agreed to prove a full race start if they didn’t procure any pictures. Photos did eventually leak out despite that, and that spelled the end for this racing stunner; once the Audi bosses saw the photos, they demanded that all prototypes were destroyed in face of them.

The only car that survived was an off-the-books first that then remained hidden until this year’s Eifel Rallye Holy day, where it completed a few runs with Walter Röhrl, behind the site.

This truly one-of-a-kind machine is the underlying of powerhouse cars such as the Audi R8 and TT RS, both of which are convenient from the incredible range at Jardine Motors Audi.


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